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Payroll West Virginia, Unique Aspects of West Virginia Payroll Law and Practice
The West Virginia State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 14 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a .00 penalty for a late report in and 0 for conspiracy West Virginia.
The West Virginia new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 877-625-4669 or 304-346-9513 or on the web at www.wv-newhire.com/
West Virginia does not allow compulsory direct deposit.
West Virginia requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
West Virginia requires that employee be paid no less often than biweekly.
In West Virginia there are no statutory requirements concerning the lag time between when the services are performed and when the employee must be paid.
West Virginia payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay with in 3 working days; next regular payday if suspended due to labor dispute or temporarily laid off. Voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay by the next regular payday or by mail if employee requests it.
Deceased employee's wages of 0; ,000 after 120 days after death must be paid to the surviving spouse, adult children, parents, siblings, or person paying funeral expenses (in that order).
Escheat laws in West Virginia require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after one year.
The employer is further required in West Virginia to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 10 years.
West Virginia payroll law mandates no more than 20% of minimum wage may be used as a tip credit.
In West Virginia the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are only that minors under 16 must have 30 minutes rest after five hours of work and other employees get 20 minutes for 6 hours.
West Virginia statute requires that wage and hour records be kept for a period of not less than two years. These records will normally consist of at least the information required under FLSA.
The West Virginia agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Bureau for Child Support Enforcement
Department of Health and Human Resources
Bldg. 6, Rm. 817
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25321
West Virginia has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,